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by Ric_C
Fri May 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TJ Jack Longstaff - QEGS
Replies: 175
Views: 3341

Re: TJ Jack Longstaff - QEGS

I went to QEGS and believe it or not, one Dave Edmundson was head of PE.

He used to scare the **** out of me :D
by Ric_C
Sat May 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Former Clarets not keen on Kitson taking PFA role
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: ARTICLE: Former Clarets not keen on Kitson taking PFA role

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pF3DCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT68&lpg=PT68&dq=secret+footballer+burnley&source=bl&ots=tw3D58__sy&sig=ACfU3U1ceckuaH9r35rbzP1kQOlXurwMTw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZx6ja4JXpAhVuSBUIHW5pAXEQ6AEwBXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=secret%20footballer%20burnley&f=false if you want to get annoyed. ...
by Ric_C
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst well known actor?
Replies: 145
Views: 3275

Re: Worst well known actor?

Most of these comments seem to be confusing acting ability and screen / stage presence. For example Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnie, the Rock etc are all limited actors in terms of range, but they dominate the screen big style, hence they are good film actors. Some can do both stage and screen suc...
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC " Degrees of Separation " ....
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Burnley FC " Degrees of Separation " ....

I guess you could also have had Phil Bardsley instead of Jay Rod?
by Ric_C
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who does this remind you of ?
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: Who does this remind you of ?

Andrew Lloyd Webber?
by Ric_C
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Phillip "look at me" Schofield
Replies: 55
Views: 2443

Re: Phillip "look at me" Schofield

Rodleydave wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:52 am
Someone was campaigning on twitter we should all do the same for Dion Dublin... !!!!
Now Captain Tom next Thursday that's a different matter.
I'm always onboard for giving Tom Heaton a clap :)
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: somebody do the math
Replies: 21
Views: 1674

Re: somebody do the math

Can you imagine a future where this epidemic situation is commonplace? Login online via your season ticket so you can take your virtual seat at the game while watching a streamed service. A small speaker attached to every seat, so you can sing and shout down your laptop or phone microphone. At least...
by Ric_C
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood
Replies: 34
Views: 2663

Re: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood

So they are currently nearly £150 million in debt, have I read that right?
by Ric_C
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland Til I Die
Replies: 75
Views: 3449

Re: Sunderland Til I Die

First series was a cracker, and this has great potential to be even better
by Ric_C
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 158
Views: 5227

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

Struggling to see why so many are going for option 1? Considering we are safe and the potential is there for clubs like Brighton, Villa, West Ham etc to go down, surely we need to finish the season?
by Ric_C
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ron Burgendy
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Ron Burgendy

by Ric_C
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets in the black
Replies: 116
Views: 5592

Re: Clarets in the black

So I don't go too deep into finances, but in a nutshell we have: £35 million profit tax year 17/18 5 million profit for tax year 18/19 So roughly £40 million in the bank + squad value of around £250 million ? Plus a £10-15 million pound training facility, don't owe any money to anyone, are gradually...
by Ric_C
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The most `celebrated` Burnley goals ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 2815

Re: The most `celebrated` Burnley goals ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4It6sz0hOw

Could watch this on a loop for ages, when Phil Bird went full Kevin Keegan. I was in my living room with very similar expressions :D
by Ric_C
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood Poleaxed
Replies: 67
Views: 5010

Re: Wood Poleaxed

Interesting how referees seem to be very hesitant in giving us a penalty, even now with VAR. Cases in point: Southampton H - Barnes chopped in the box, no pen given, VAR says no pen?? Watford A - Barnes chopped in the box, no pen given, VAR gives the pen. Bournemouth H - Handball in the box, no pen ...
by Ric_C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England going backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Re: England going backwards?

Scary that we got to the semis with that team, but agreed, the talent coming through is very promising: GK: Pope / Henderson LB: Trent, Bissaka, Reece James CBs: Tomori, Gomez, Tarkowski, Mings LB: Chilwell, Taylor CMs: Winks, Rice Attacking MIds: Mount, Maddison, Grealish, Barkley, Foden Forwards: ...
by Ric_C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's most likely to leave in the summer?
Replies: 33
Views: 1923

Re: Who's most likely to leave in the summer?

As mentioned above, it is going to be a split between players who are OOC, players who want to leave, and players who we may have to sell if we receive a massive offer. Players who we should be definitely trying to move on for cash: Gibson Hart Vydra? (Not sure about him, depends if we can get bette...
by Ric_C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our Premier League seasons compared
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Our Premier League seasons compared

Very useful.

Few observations:

crazy in 2017/18 how little our league position changed.

Under Dyche in seasons 2016/17/18/19 our goals scored were on a similar level. Until Dwight McNeil started playing on game 19 of the 18/19 season. After that our goals per game shot up dramatically.
by Ric_C
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 45
Views: 3965

Re: MOTD

Defending well is part of a team performance so find it very difficult that anyone should consider it a poor performance. We picked up a point having defended really well. As for Match of the Day, that was an absolute disgrace on Saturday and all designed so Shearer could talk about Newcastle. You ...
by Ric_C
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?
Replies: 136
Views: 7214

Re: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?

For me, any improvements to the ground should be to try and make the place more atmospheric. maybe take a leaf out of some of the new Stands in Germany.
by Ric_C
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 4626

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

Pope 8 Bardsley 7 Taylor 7 Tarks 8 Mee 7 Westwood 7 Cork 7 McNeil 9 Hendrick 8 Vydra 8 Rodriguez 8 I think Eddie's tactics were to make this as open a game as possible (especially after what happened at Dean Court). Bit of a gamble that backfired. Was really happy to go in at half time 0-0, I said a...
by Ric_C
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laws of the Game-I learn something every day
Replies: 54
Views: 2253

Re: Laws of the Game-I learn something every day

One of the draconian rules I’d change. Keeper should be able to come off his line as long as he’s not less than ten yards away when the ball is kicked. I’d also give a goal kick if the pen is saved. It seems unfair for the keeper to save it but get done on the rebound.
by Ric_C
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?
Replies: 57
Views: 3269

Re: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?

That's a fair point Who I THINK will go down Norwich - Nailed on Villa - As mentioned above, they are so wide open, don't have a natural goalscorer, and things kep happening to them that has a whiff of a relegation bound team (injuries, last minute goals). The final one is really tough.. I'm going t...
by Ric_C
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton programme notes
Replies: 31
Views: 3433

Re: Southampton programme notes

Always love the oppo manager saying "We knew what Burnley were going to do" ...

after we beat them.

The comment always has an undertone of us being predictable, but they still can't combat it
by Ric_C
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will we get to?
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: How many points will we get to?

Really don't get Palace. They always look like a really useful outfit when they come to the Turf. They have so many exciting attacking players but can't score goals?
by Ric_C
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?
Replies: 57
Views: 3269

Re: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?

Get to 40 points, then it's get the popcorn out time

If any of:
Watford
Villa
Brighton
west Ham

go down, it will be hilarious, as their fans are all annoying.

But if we had the chance to Send Brighton down on the last day of the season, I'd take that glorious opportunity over everything else
by Ric_C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Offside law?
Replies: 27
Views: 788

Re: Offside law?

If the ball was played backwards, wasn’t he at a disadvantage from being beyond the last defender rather than gaining an advantage?
by Ric_C
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss
Replies: 50
Views: 3095

Re: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss

from MOTD there looked to be a lot of diving and play acting from the Bournemouth players
by Ric_C
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 16416

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Hasn't taken his chance when he has played.

Often injured.

Seems like a walking yellow card waiting to happen.

Doesn't seem to have the physicality to play in the premier league.
by Ric_C
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: League table with extrapolated positions, opponent difficulty, highest/lowest finish, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 1945

Re: League table with extrapolated positions, opponent difficulty, highest/lowest finish, etc

Blimey, can you imagine sending Brighton down at the last game of the season with Jay Rod scoring the winner? Stuff of dreams :o
by Ric_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We have been building for the championship for a few season's
Replies: 51
Views: 2846

Re: We have been building for the championship for a few season's

The fans need to take a look at themselves too. Remember this is a team effort, and the last few games we have just sat back demanding to be entertained with the odd "BOO" thrown in.

Great support :roll:
by Ric_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick’s goal VAR
Replies: 90
Views: 5534

Re: Hendrick’s goal VAR

I think it's white, though yes that second image has me doubting it too as I'd only seen the first, but tbh it doesn't matter either way as the line still goes through Abraham's body rather than on his right shoulder like it should if that isn't his leg. Exactly. Why is the line going right through...
by Ric_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick’s goal VAR
Replies: 90
Views: 5534

Re: Hendrick’s goal VAR

After watching MOTD2 I'm still at a loss what that offside line was all about. Totally in the wrong place, but conveniently glossed over by the studio pundits.
by Ric_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How can we stop this downward spiral and survive this season?
Replies: 135
Views: 6215

Re: How can we stop this downward spiral and survive this season?

You also have to factor in that Bournemouth, Villa and Newcastle have massive injury problems. Personally with Barnes out for the foreseeable, I'd like us to bring in some midfield quality and go to 4-5-1 and rotate Wood and Jay Rod. Also we desperately need a Right Back. I think Lowton has made err...
by Ric_C
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche - "Mike Rigg has had it tougher than expected"
Replies: 168
Views: 8441

Re: Dyche - "Mike Rigg has had it tougher than expected"

This is where it is falling down at the moment Vydra, Gibson each on 30k a week maybe? Never play Or someone in to vastly improve the first team on 50k a week. At some point we will have to back the judgement, or we will be stuck in an eternal cycle of buying players who are no better than we alread...
by Ric_C
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 230805

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We can't risk selling Vydra, as Barnes has his ongoing groin problem, so that is an iffy one. I wouldn't sell Hart until the summer, and especially not to a relegation rival. Gibson can go for me, Kevin Long is an able deputy when needed. And of course ideally we need to bring a couple in (here's ho...
by Ric_C
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley goals v Posh
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Burnley goals v Posh

Just shows the craziness of the offside law, that goal 1 would have been chalked off in the past. And goal 2 (as a former goalie) should have been flagged offside, as Jay was interfering with the keepers line of sight. I didn't celebrate either of the first 2 as I thought VAR would disallow them :(
by Ric_C
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who will take the big drop ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Who will take the big drop ?

My bookies currently has it as: Norwich (1/6), Watford (4/9), Villa (8/13) all odds on then Saints 3/1, WHU 4/1, Bournemouth 4/1. Brighton (15/2) and Newcastle (8/1) after that before you get to us (and Palace) at 12/1. I had a bet pre-season on Bournemouth (6/1 then). Still in with a chance there ...
by Ric_C
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: That Charlie Taylor Stat
Replies: 45
Views: 2800

Re: That Charlie Taylor Stat

The main difference between Charlie Taylor when he first signed and now is his fitness. I always thought he looked a tad leggy, and not really having the physique of a Premier league full-back. However over the last year especially, it is clear that whoever has worked with him on his conditioning an...
by Ric_C
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oh for a decent recruitment team
Replies: 78
Views: 3344

Re: Oh for a decent recruitment team

It's a hard balance. We spent 25 million on two players who hardly ever play for us. BUT this is mainly because of the consistent form of the players in front of them (and lack of injuries). Gibson from what I've seen is a bit of an ok player, no better than Kevin Long. However he could've been usef...
by Ric_C
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dermot Gallagher
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Dermot Gallagher

Did he comment on Carroll's elbow?

That was a foul on De Gea all day long
by Ric_C
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The cupboard was bare
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: ARTICLE: The cupboard was bare

A few injuries and we look pretty dis-jointed. Looking over SD's tenure as a whole, the best times and the most fluid we have been, are when we have a combination of grit in midfield and width via the fullbacks. I't so frustrating at the moment as we are a couple of players short of being really com...
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt
Replies: 105
Views: 5186

Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Think we'd have had a good change of staying up if Coyle had stayed. Add to that potential signings that January of Wiltshire, Weiss and Holden, then I think we'd have made it. We ended up with Laws, Leon Cort and Danny Fox. Remember we only were relegated in the end due to us not beating wigan at t...
by Ric_C
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and Offside
Replies: 30
Views: 812

Re: VAR and Offside

I think what could help is isolating offside to any part of the leg. It is all about gaining an advantage as you run with your legs, this makes sense. Watched the fa cup highlights and there was a goal scored where the player looked level and a goal was given, no complaints. Would probably have been...
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ignorance of Hidden Disabilities - Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 72
Views: 2908

Re: Ignorance of Hidden Disabilities - Paddy McGuinness

Massive hate for Paddy on this forum. I don't quite get it. He was funny in Phoenix nights and Max and Paddy. He is a natural game show host, and by all accounts is good on Top Gear.

His stand up is absolutely atrocious I'll give you that.
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil & Taylor
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: McNeil & Taylor

Taylor, Bardsley and Wood in for Sat. We will stuff them
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Just how good have the last 7 or 8 years been
Replies: 67
Views: 1885

Re: Just how good have the last 7 or 8 years been

The style of football links with buying better players. The spell when we played 4-5-1 with Defour pulling the strings and Brady on top form, we were a pleasure to watch. We have also played effective football over the last two seasons at times. Especially with the emergence of McNeil who I love wat...
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: keep reminding people we are punching way above weight
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: keep reminding people we are punching way above weight

Here we go again - that was 2 seasons ago - we once won the league you know But the point is a valid one. Minus Defour, the bulk of that squad who finished 7th still plays for us now. Hence we have it in our armoury to finish at least mid table. They don’t become bad players overnight. We do need s...
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork & Westwood
Replies: 50
Views: 2562

Re: Cork & Westwood

Nothing wrong with Westwood. Cork unfortunately needs replacing
by Ric_C
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rodriguez Goal of the Mth BBC VOTED 2nd
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Jay Rodriguez Goal of the Mth BBC VOTED 2nd

So Longstaff’s goal won...

Hendricks’ at Brighton last month was a similar and better goal and didn’t even make the shortlist :roll:
by Ric_C
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley should be 6th
Replies: 64
Views: 2799

Re: Burnley should be 6th

Didn't MOTD show our XG at 4.5 against Chelsea and theirs was around 1.5, of I dreamed that up?